Marvel’s next superhero series is getting a transplant from Middle Earth. Netflix announced Monday that David Wenham has been cast in the upcoming Iron Fist.
Wenham, who played Faramir in two Lord of the Rings films, will take on the role of Harold Meachum, a business partner of protagonist Danny Rand’s parents at the time of their deaths. In the comic books, Harold Meachum serves as an antagonist to Danny Rand’s Iron Fist.
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Wenham is the third actor cast in the upcoming series, joining Finn Jones in the lead role of Danny Rand/Iron Fist and Jessica Henwick as martial arts expert Colleen Wing. The series was created by Dexter and Six Feet Under producer Scott Buck.
Iron Fist is the fourth installment in Netflix and Marvel’s Defenders series, following Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage, the latter of which is set for a Sept. 30 debut.
A premiere date for Iron Fist has not yet been set.